NYC Chapter Meeting Date: Monday, March 9, 2020
Time: 1:30pm– 3:30 pm
Place: 1199 Retirees Division Office 330 West 42nd Street 9th Floor New York, NY 10036
Presentation: Update: MTA Subways Lawsuit: How To Get Involved
Presenter:Emily Seelenfreund, Esq. Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Advocates
o Lani Sanjek, Member, Public Policy Committee
o Lowell Green, President, NYC Chapter
Health Care Corner
o Leslie Sierra, SMP Outreach Counselor
NY StateWide Senior Action Council
For more information:
Tel.: (646) 918-6101
Next Meeting: March 9, 2020
NOTE: If NYC School are closed on the days of the meeting due to snow or other emergency situations, please assume that our meeting is cancelled. Safety First!
Please join us for an informative program followed by an optional dinner.
This program is cosponsored by the Area Agencies on Aging from Schenectady, Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga.
For more information see the event flyer
The New York StateWide Senior Action Council invites you to participate in a phone conference meeting for our Patients Rights work group on March 19 from 10-11 am.
This is a follow up to the December 10 Telephone Teach In we held on patients rights. We appreciated the great participation from local chapters on that call.
HERE IS THE INFORMATION TO DIAL IN:
Call in number: 605-562-0400
Access code: 4715203#
Other numbers you can use to dial in if the line is busy: 425-436-6260 or
We would like each Chapter to have at least one representative participate in the call. If you cannot participate please try to ask another member to represent your chapter if possible.
The agenda and links to materials are provided below..
1. Patient Information Form--A tool to to help physicians assure access and communication when a patient is referred to a hospital.
2. Model sympathy card--For practices can use to communicate with families of deceased patients.
3. Proposals to improve patients rights policies..
4. Possible Actions for local Chapters to Improve Local Hospital Care:- Patient information forms and sympathy cards
- Hospital caregiver access assessments
- Resources on StateWide's website
Update on statewide and national campaigns that StateWide can partner with to improve patient safety:
-"Better Together Campaign" of the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care which offers a self assessment tool to help hospitals improve Change their policies to create a patient- and family-centered culture where families are recognized as essential to patients' health and well-being, and where they are respected as allies for quality and safety.
https://www.ipfcc.org/bestpractices/Better-Together-Self-Assessment.pdf -”Take Charge Campaign” National Initiative www.takecharge.care that will kick off in March and run through September to educate patients and caregivers to improve patient safety and empower patients. Here is a link to a short video about the campaign.
-Age Friendly Health Systems is a National and State Initiative started by the Hartford Foundation to improve care for the elderly using the 4Ms approach.
- Community Voices for Health System Accountability (CVHSA) An alliance of NY consumer advocacy organizations working to raise the voices of communities impacted by major changes such as mergers, down sizing, and closings of hospital systems.
Meals on Wheels America and the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) are teaming up to host a second virtual townhall webinar on Tuesday, March 31 at 4:00 p.m. EDT to provide timely updates on the senior nutrition network’s COVID-19 response. Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), and Martha Roherty, Executive Director of ADvancing States will share insights on how their respective organizations are responding. Perhaps more than any other time in our history, it’s crucial that we operate as one, unified Aging Network. Spots will be limited so we encourage you to register now. A recording will be shared following the webinar for those who are unable to attend. You will be asked to share your questions upon registering
To register for free: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1283443836247610123
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